Global technology leader Xiaomi announced the launch of its Redmi S2 in Egypt, marking the arrival of the new Redmi S series with exceptional selfie capabilities.
Touted as the best Redmi phone for selfies, Redmi S2 sports a 16 MP front camera powered by pixel binning technology and Xiaomi’s own AI Beautify features. With a starting price of EGP 2,999, the Redmi S2 also comes with a 12 MP + 5 MP AI dual camera. It has a 5.99-inch 18:9 full screen display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.
Phone for selfies
The 16 MP front camera of the Redmi S2 is able to capture very fine details in daylight and produces high resolution images. In low light conditions, the sensor uses pixel binning technology to combine the information from four pixels and create one large 2.0µm pixel. This greatly improves the sensor’s light sensitivity, producing clearer and brighter photos in low light with less noise.
When Auto HDR is enabled, the 16 MP front camera automatically detects a back-light environment and applies the HDR effect. Its selfie-light mimics natural light, allowing catchlights to be captured, which makes for great portrait photos. The camera also supports AI bokeh that effectively distinguishes the subject from the background, even correctly identifying elements such as hair accessories and popular hand gestures as being part of the subject.
AI dual camera for clear shots day and night
The Redmi S2 sports a 12 MP + 5 MP AI dual camera on its back. The 12 MP primary sensor has 1.25µm large pixels, which results in brighter images in low light conditions. The 5 MP secondary sensor is dedicated to acquiring depth information, producing photos with great bokeh effects.
In Portrait Mode, both the front and back cameras support AI Beautify that can detect makeup and keep it intact, while the algorithm has also been optimised for popular selfie facial expressions.
5.99-inch full screen with great ergonomics
The Redmi S2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor for balanced performance and power consumption. The smartphone also comes with a 5.99-inch 18:9 full screen display that allows users to see more while holding less. Its metallic finish back is symmetrically curved and gently tapered toward the edges, achieving great ergonomics and aesthetics at the same time.
The Redmi S2 has three slots for two SIM cards and one microSD card of up to 256 GB. It also features an IR blaster.